Imphal, Jan 9 (UNI) The Bharat Nirman Campaign, a public information campaign about the flagship programmes of the Centre, began yesterday at the Synod Hall in Churachandpur.
Official sources said the four-day programme was organised by the Press Information Bureau in collaboration with various media organisations in Manipur.
Besides, various departments of the state government, village authorities and NGOs from the Churachandpur district were also involved in the organisation of the programme.
The Bharat Nirman Campaign was organised to spread awareness among the general public about the various programmes launched by the Congress-led UPA government the Centre.
The campaign would dispel information about the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, National Rural Health Mission, Sarva Siksha Abhiyana (SSA), National Mid Day Meal Scheme and Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission.
Inaugurating the four-day programme, state Information and PHED Minister T N Haokip said, ''The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre has contributed a lot for the development of Manipur.
However, the general public is not aware of what the government has done for them. Hence, the need for organising Bharat Nirman Campaign at different places of the state had arisen.'' He discussed about the various programmes launched by the Centre, including the rural housing policy, road connectivity, drinking water supply scheme, one job for one family for 100 days and the SSA.
He added that all these programmes would be fully successful only if the general public extended its cooperation to the government.
The minister also appealed to all to participate in such campaigns and put up their queries in front of the experts so that people could know what the government had done for them.
Churachandpur Zonal Education Officer Joseph Larothang observed that the Bharat Nirman Campaign would help the common people learn about the various development programmes.
Earlier, the artistes of the Song and Drama Division, together with the DFP, Tamenglong, and Churachandpur, conducted a campaign in Churachandpur, covering four villages, namely Nghathal village on January four, Chingkhongpang on Jauary five, Khumujanbu on January six and Thengra Leikai on January seven.
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